OTIS Advisory Council – Randy German

Randy German at HoagRandy German, MT(ASCP)SBB—Blood Bank and Laboratory Quality Manager, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (Newport Beach, Calif.)

During 22 years at Hoag, Randy has managed the Transfusion Service, hospital-based Blood Donor Center and Donor Processing Laboratory, and recently took on the added role of laboratory quality manager. Accomplishments include development of a house-wide, coordinated massive transfusion protocol, implementation of a laboratory information system, and collaboration on the development of OTIS-Blood Bank to track and trend biologic product deviations (BPDs). After FDA inspectors and AABB assessors called OTIS a “best practice” for process improvement, Randy decided to extend OTIS benefits by helping to develop OTIS-Laboratory to track and trend nonconforming events in the rest of the clinical laboratory outside of the Blood Bank. Prior to Hoag, he worked at Barnes Hospital (now Barnes-Jewish Hospital), Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, Franciscan Medical Center, and a US Air Force Hospital in Georgia. He has published on error reduction and other topics in Transfusion and CBBS Today.

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